BURKE, S.D. -- Gerald Duane "Jake" Swanda, 57, died Sunday (March 31, 2002) at Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton, S.D.
He was born Aug. 19, 1944, to John and Mary (Shanahan) Swanda at Burke, S.D. He farmed most of his life on the family farm south of Bonesteel, S.D.
He was preceded in death by his father in 1987.
Survivors include his mother, Mary of Bonesteel; five brothers, John and wife, Karen of Huron, S.D., Larry and wife, Carolyn of Granger, Iowa, Marvin and wife, Margaret of McCook, Dan and wife, Karen of Yankton, S.D., and Ken and wife, Marcy of Pickstown, S.D.
Funeral services will be Thursday, 10:30 a.m., at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Fairfax, S.D. Burial will be in St. Anthony's Cemetery at Fairfax.
The rosary will be recited tonight, 7 p.m., at the church.
Visitation will be one hour prior to both services at the church.
Clausen Funeral home of Burke is in charge of arrangements.